Wednesday, July 3, 2013

sequins for the dream team


Dear ESB,

One of my nearest and dearest is getting married in September. It's all happening on a piece of land by a river outside of the city where we live. She's decided to call her bridesmaids (of which I am one), "The Dream Team" which I find to be fucking awesome. 

Right now we're in the midst of finding dresses or top/skirt combos and are in a bit of a bind. The initial vision was really pretty corset tops (not too revealing of course) and high waisted skirts. Now we're thinking sequins/sparkles. We love these dresses, but can't find where they're from and we also assume they're a fuck ton of $$$. 

So here's Heidi Klum wearing the bride's dress. You can see it's super light and airy and didn't come with the belt. What do we do?

So we need your and your readers' help! We need to make a decision in the next couple weeks...

Sparkles? Sequins? Fun corset tops and beautiful high waisted skirts?

xo


*****

WILL THERE BE ELEPHANTS??????????????????

I believe this is the dress you're looking for.


Reese Witherspoon by Jonathan Van Meter for Vogue

33 comments:

  1. If the bride is going so light, airy, and simple, the "dream team" is going to look overworked in sequins. Go with something equally simple and light like this Cammie Layered-Hem Dress or this Faith Draped Silk.

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  2. I love the dress you chose, although I also agree with Jacqueline that the sequins might be too much next to the simple bride's dress. Or you can just say f*ck it and wear sequins, cause that dress is great.

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  3. I'm a broken record at this point just repeatedly suggesting Erin Fethersten dresses, but I don't even care. Erin Fethersten Carole dress, on sale

    Sparkle at the neckline, light enough to go with Bride's dress (because I'm agreeing with everyone above - full on sequins is too much)

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    1. The AllSaints Restraint skirt. High waisted, sequins, awesome. I own it, I love it. Worn with a tee.

      http://www.us.allsaints.com/women/skirts/allsaints-restrain-skirt/

      Don't I win?

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    2. This isn't little league, LPC. We can't all be winners.

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    3. I'm fine with I win and everyone else loses.

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  4. Whatever, the sequins are awesome, especially manifested with ESB's pick. I can't argue with the Erin Fetherston dress, though. It is good.

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    1. There is something about this one that screams middle school dance. Not sure if it's the dress itself or the wan model with bad posture.

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    2. Possibly, although it does speak to the circus-y style and budget. The extra fabric strip in the top (at the front) also echoes the bride's dress, so it could work for the total ensemble.

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    3. middle. school. dance. (though the one i suggested isn't much better)

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  6. ASOS has some really cute ones, I like this sweet blush pink number, and this maxi if you cut off the stupid bottom part

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  7. I am always for sequins, but I need to agree with above commenters. However, I thought this is sort of like if your bustier + highwaisted skirts idea came together with the sequins: Asos dress. Just as an inspiration?

    Also, Asos has 11 pages of sequined items , including this tank top which I think could be subtle enough.

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    1. Oh, and I love all of these: Needle & Thread for Asos. More than I would want to pay for a bridesmaid/might only wear once dress

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    2. @Christina thanks gods for actual SILK.

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    3. The Needle & Thread dresses are stunning!

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  8. I found all sorts of sequins for you:

    French Connection- Relaxed enough to go well with the dress

    Pisarro- shiny, shiny, shiny

    Aidan Mattox- a bit more subtle

    Alice + Olivia-glitter dress, self-explanatory

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    1. love the FC shirtdress

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    2. Not sure that FC would photograph well--the nude side part, the weird tail...

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    3. @Anon yeah, i want to like it but it reads like a robe that's falling open...

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  9. fairly low key as far as sequins go...

    john lewis

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  10. Hang on a minute, where the fuck did Kate of Thrill of the Chaise fame disappear to? I bet she'd have a corker up her sleeve for this one.

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  11. Here's an assortment of lightly sequinned dresses that might look good mixed together. They're on Yoox, so prices are pretty good, but sizes are limited on some.

    peach

    sand

    dove grey

    gold

    grey

    I think part of what made the dresses in the photo the OP sent so awesome was that they were an assortment, not overly matched. The mixture takes the edge of the sequins too. The Needle and Thread dresses Christina posted would be good for this too.

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  12. This dress and I kept running into each other while I was in London - can you easily get Jigsaw in the Americas? Also, it might be too Flapper if the rest of the wedding isn't that style... maybe I got too inspired by RW on that elephant...

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  13. STOP. I can't believe ESB suggested a FP dress.
    As someone who once worked at FP and tried on that dress, I can attest that it will make you look like the cheap hooker version of a figure skater. and it (like most of their stuff) is incredibly poorly made.
    just no.

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    1. i was going for sarcasm but i think it was too subtle

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    2. might be time for me to retire.

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    3. NOOOOOOOO.

      I will put myself in the corner.

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